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  Personal Project - Blowpipes and Bulldozers

"Blowpipes and Bulldozers" is an interactive project that I designed and built 20 years ago in Director. The social and environmental issues it addresses are even more relevant today. It is something I still feel very passionate about.

The subject is multifold: partly it is about the Penan, an endangered nomadic tribe in Borneo, and their rainforest homeland. It was inspired by a video by John Werner and uses much of his footage. Also it was an experiment to see if this technology is useful as an educational and political tool for raising popular awareness of social and environmental issues.

The project was featured on the Japanese NHK television documentary, "The Network Frontier" and on the cover Asahi, a popular Japanese technical magazine. See Force for Good for my rather impassioned presentation. More info available in boing boing interview.


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